Rio Chiriqui Viejo runs along Panama’s border with Costa Rica. It’s a long, powerful waterway and its Palon section is renowned as a world-class epic paddle. Escape the heat in an exhilarating whitewater ride.
Follow the freshet down narrow channels riddled with boulders and impressive rock gardens. Peel your eyes from the lively tropical rainforest along the banks and dig your paddle in to maneuver around obstacles.
The speed of the river coupled with the complex terrain delivers non-stop whitewater and earns the route a solid class IV grade.